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[texts]RM_Ballantyne_Martin_Rattler - R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
This is one of Ballantyne's earlier books, and is quite one of his best. Due to an unfortunate mishap, Martin, who was just visiting abord a vessel in his local harbour, find that the ship has sailed, and he with it. The ship is wrecked on the Brazil coast, and Martin has to swim for it. He and a seaman from the ship make their way across Brazil, to eventual safety amd return to England, having numerous interesting adventures as they go.
Keywords: Athelstane; Ballantyne; Martin; Rattler; PDF
Downloads: 192
[texts]The Nebuly Coat - John Meade Falkner
This extraordinary book was acclaimed on its publication in 1903 as one of the very best books ever written in the English language. We have worked for this transcription from the first edition, which was given two impressions, of which we used the second. There are not so many actors in the story that the reader is baffled, and each of them is beautifully drawn, so that their characters stand out clearly and consistently...
Keywords: Meade; Falkner; Nebuly; Coat; Athelstane
Downloads: 772
[texts]The Two Supercargoes - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
This is rather a standard Kingston book, with adventures this time shore-based in Africa, which, at the time of the story, the early nineteenth century, was largely unknown. The two young men sail as supercargoes, a post which at that time existed, but which later was to be known a ship's clerk. The job of a supercargo was to be in charge of where in the vessel each item of cargo was stored, so that on arrival at its destination it could be quickly and easily found...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Supercargoes; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 613
[texts]Chance - Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
Although this story is written in fairly simple language it is strangely difficult to follow. The setting is that of one man, an old ship's officer, telling another of the same a long story. The language slides between the two men, lighting pipes, making and answering comments, and so forth, and then back into the detail of the story, and sometimes deeper still, into conversations that take place in the story...
Keywords: Athelstane; Conrad; Chance; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 821
[texts]Our Soldiers; Gallant deeds of the British Army during the Reign of Queen Victoria - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
A very interesting book telling us about the various deeds of the British Army throughout the reign of Queen Victoria. Most of us will be aware of nearly all of the campaigns, but that there were so many comes as a bit of a shock. Although many of the campaigns and battles were favourably completed, quite a few were not, and this also comes as a bit of a shock. Kingston was the original author, but died many years before the end of Queen Victoria's reign, and the work was taken in hand by Mr...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Soldiers; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 1,571
[texts]Our Sailors - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
Gallant actions by the British Navy during the reign of Queen Victoria. This book was originally written by Kingston quite early on in his career as a writer. As he died in 1880 he predeceased the Queen by quite a few years. The book was bought up to date, including we believe some input by George Henty, the writer of numerous books for boys, who had been a friend of Kingston’s. So this edition presses on a quarter of a century beyond Kingston’s death...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Sailors; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 755
[texts]The Life of Christ
A PDF of scans is provided. The HTML version is not yet available. This book, The Life of Christ, is a superbly scholarly work, by an extremely able author who was not only a theologian and a senior churchman in the Church of England (Archdeacon of Westminster and Chaplain-in-ordinary to Queen Victoria), but also a senior schoolmaster, having in his time been Headmaster of Marlborough College. The book is well laid out and is easy to follow, despite the use of many long words which are no longe...
Keywords: Athelstane; Farrar; Life; Christ; PDF
Downloads: 2,505
[texts]Monsieur Violet - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
This book was written by Marryat after his visit to North America, during which he wrote his "Diary in America". It shows an enormous and deep knowledge of the more southern States, and of the Indian tribes that lived therein. The rush of detail presented to the reader continues unabated to the very end.
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Monsieur; Violet; PDF; TXT
Downloads: 179
[texts]Valerie - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
This book was the last one that Marryat was working on in his last days. It is unusual for him in that the story concerned the life of a lady, whereas he normally wrote about the rough-and-tumble of life aboard ship. There is a preface which explains more about the way in which this book was conceived and written. It was completed by someone whom I think may well have been Marryat's wife. There are some interesting episodes, particularly the way in which the young Lionel is raised from being a j...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Valerie; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 376
[texts]Chance, by Joseph Conrad - Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Joseph; Conrad; Chance; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 382
[texts]Happy Jack, and other Tales of the Sea - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
Description to be made available soon. Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814-1880), English novelist, son of Lucy Henry Kingston, was born in London on the 28th of February 1814. Much of his youth was spent at Oporto, where his father was a merchant, but when he entered the business, he made his headquarters in London. He early wrote newspaper articles on Portuguese subjects. These were translated into Portuguese, and the author received a Portuguese order of knighthood and a pension for his servi...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Happy; Jack; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 363
[texts]Old Daniel, by Rev Tom Hodson - Rev Tom Hodson (1804-1882)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Tom; Hodson; Old Daniel; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 104
[texts]Percival Keene - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
The young hero of this book is soon seen to be the result of an unfortunate liaison between a rising star of a sea-captain, and the housekeeper's daughter at his aunt's mansion. The boy joins the navy and is given a good deal of covert help ny his (actual) father. On a couple of occasions the young officer is believed lost in some engagement, but after a series of adventures manages to make his way back to the ship, much to his father's relief...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Percival; Keene; PDF; TXT; ZIP
Downloads: 355
[texts]RM_Ballantyne_Personal_Reminiscences_in_Book_Making - R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
In this book of personal reminiscences, the author, hearing in the distance the Grim Reaper, is at his most pi. The first few chapters describe the effort he had to make to gain the background information he needed to write the books, but suddenly he tells us that he doesn't feel at all well, that his time may well be near, and he fills out the book with half-a- dozen short stories, all very moralist, but still well up to his usual quality of output.
Keywords: Athelstane; Ballantyne; Personal; Reminiscences; PDF; DjVu
Downloads: 90
[texts]Sisters Three - Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (1857-1917)
A very well-written book about the life of three sisters being brought up in the Lake District of northern England by their well-known author father. The time comes when one of them is of an age to get married. Which eligible young man shall she take? She makes her choice, and the preparations reach a very advanced state, when she realises she cannot go through with it. Of course, it is just a bit dated; for instance young men are judged by the size and quality of their moustaches, a practice lo...
Keywords: Athelstane; Horne; Vaizey; Sisters; Three; HTML; PDF
Downloads: 798
[texts]True to his Colours - Rev. T.P. Wilson (d. 1881)
I cannot truthfully say that I enjoyed transcribing this book. That might be to say that Reverend Wilson would not approve of me, for I enjoy a beer or a glass of wine occasionally, but never to excess. But Wilson was, as ever, fulminating against the Demon Drink, that is to say, against the Demon that can take over people’s lives, and bring misery to their wives and children, for this does happen, even to this day...
Keywords: Athelstane; Wilson; True; Colours; HTML; PDF
Downloads: 463
[texts]Fritz and Eric - John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
This is rather an extraordinary book, because it consists of two rather different eras in the lives of two brothers. In the first the brother Fritz takes part in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71, and is severely wounded, but survives—just. He is tended by a beauteous maiden, with whom he falls in love. Meanwhile the brother Eric has gone to sea in what turns out to be a rotten old vessel, which sinks in southern waters...
Keywords: Athelstane; Hutcheson; Fritz; Eric; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 498
[texts]The Log of the Flying Fish - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
This book has a firm place in British literature, for it was one of the very first in the genre of science-fiction. A German professor, living for some reason in London, takes on some adventurous and rich Englishmen, and sets off with them in an airship that is made of a material so light that it can rise vertically into the air if you pump out some of the air in its ballast tanks. It can also plunge into the depths of the ocean, because this special material, aetherium, is so strong that it can...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Log; Flying; Fish; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 1,291
[texts]Working in the Shade - Rev. T.P. Wilson (d. 1881)
When he wrote "Frank Oldfield" some ten years before this book, and won a literary prize with it, Wilson showed that he was an author who could write a good story round a moral theme, and hold his readers' attention. This is just such a book. You could look at it as no more than a very hard-hitting sermon on the theme of Selfishness, but it is well-written enough, with various episodes of selfishness leading to disaster, and unselfishness leading heavenwards...
Keywords: Athelstane; Wilson; Working; Shade; HTML; PDF
Downloads: 402
[texts]Manco, the Peruvian Chief - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
Here is another Kingston novel about South America. As usual he makes the point that the Spaniards were very cruel, especially in the way they oppressed the Indian tribes. The family in the story are English, and they get pulled into helping an Inca chieftain, Manco, in his flight from the Spaniards. This seems to mirror several other books by Kingston. There is always a long trek overland, the point of which usually eludes me, but which gives rise to all sorts of difficult situations, with Span...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Manco; Peruvian; Chief; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 714
[texts]Principal books by Talbot Baines Reed - Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Reed; Principal; Works; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 1,024
[texts]Our Frank - Amy Walton (circa 1845-1925)
Here we have half-a-dozen short stories, in that wonderful Amy Walton style, so very evocative of dear England as it used to be. Frank thinks life at home is a bit hard, as his father expects so much of him, so he runs away. After several adventures he finds himself in a very awkward situation, as the young companion he had fallen in with turns out to be a thief. Luckily the thief’s victim realises that Frank is not a bad lad after all, makes no charge against him, and even takes him home...
Keywords: Athelstane; Walton; Amy; Frank; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 333
[texts]The_Island_Home_by_Richard_Archer - Richard Archer, aka James F Bowman, mid nineteenth century
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Richard; Archer; Island; Home; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 122
[texts]Big Game - Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (1857-1917)
A charming little book. The son of the family aspires to be a poet, much to his father's annoyance: he ought to have a proper job in the family firm. His sister hits on a plan to get his work published, which would be a step in the right direction, one that might help to change the father's mind. She discovers that the editor of a poetry magazine always takes a holiday in a very remote hotel in the Scottish highlands, so she books a holiday for them in the same hotel...
Keywords: Athelstane; Horne; Vaizey; Big; Game; HTML; PDF
Downloads: 688
[texts]The Woodcutter of Gutech - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
A very short book, and a fairly early one of the author's. The subject matter is the early days of the Reformation, and the time at which the Roman Church was trying to prevent ordinary people from reading the Bible in general, and the Gospels in particular. The Woodcutter with his son and his donkey are working in the forest, one evening, when a man asks them for directions to get out of the forest...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Woodcutter; Gutech; HTML; PDF
Downloads: 628
[texts]The Privateersman - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
This gripping sea-story by the master of English literature is set in about 1730. A privateer is a vessel that takes the side of the nation whose flag it flies, but which is not an official warship. It is however not a pirate, though to ships of the other side it might as well be one, For the most part it acts on its own, financing activities by the prize money derived from its captures. Frederick Marryat was born in Great George Street, Westminster, London on 10th July 1792...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Privateersman; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 480
[texts]The Boy Slaves - Captain Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
This is an excellent book, telling of the adventures of three midshipmen and a much older sailor from a British warship that goes aground off the coast of Africa, well offshore, and sinks with all hands. However these four find themselves afloat on a spar, which they paddle with their hands for several days until they reach the shore of Africa. Shortly after this they are taken prisoner by some Arabs, who intend to take them north to a town where they can be sold as slaves...
Keywords: Athelstane; Mayne; Reid; Boy; Slaves; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 1,326
[texts]RM_Ballantyne_Digging_for_Gold - R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
A short book about the Californian gold-fields.
Keywords: Athelstane; Ballantyne; Digging; Gold; PDF; FB2
Downloads: 108
[texts]Charge! - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
The earliest European settlers in South Africa were mostly Dutch. They were known as Boers, the Dutch word for farmer. They were doing well, and even though the British had come to rule the country, their comfortable and profitable existence was all that most of them wanted. However, an Irishman of the name of Moriarty thought otherwise, and urged them to rebel against the British, simply because there is a class of Irish people that enjoy fights, and the English are their nearest neighbours, an...
Keywords: Athelstane; George; Manville; Fenn; Charge; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 498
[texts]Principal books by Amy Walton - Amy Walton (late nineteenth century)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Amy Walton; Principal; Works; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 484
[texts]Villegagnon - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
The date is sometime during the reign of Philip and Mary, the Catholic interlude between the Protestant times of Henry the Eighth and his son Edward the Sixth, and Queen Elizabeth. Religious intolerance was at an extreme, with burnings at the stake and other very nasty tortures being applied to persons of an opposite sect. Nigel Melvin comes to the Court of France with some letters to deliver. His young cousin Mary Seton is with him in the opening scene, and she introduces him to the young royal...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Villegagnon; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 514
[texts]The Poacher - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
This book from the pen of a famous nautical writer is quite land-based. Young Joseph Rushbrook has to "take the can" for a poaching accident in which his father had shot a man dead. The boy leaves his home and makes his way to London, where various misadventures and adventures befall him. There is a lurking devil throughout the story, the former schoolmaster, long discredited, of Joey's village, who recognises the boy wanted for murder...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Poacher; Rushbrook: PDF: TXT; ZIP
Downloads: 389
[texts]The Congo Rovers - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
This book by Collingwood is a good story, but as your reviewer has said elsewhere, told in a rather long-winded manner, and in the notably Kingston style and format that Collingwood often adopts. Why not? Kingston was dead before Collingwood started to write, and the style had been proved to be what young readers of the era liked. The format specifically is that the book starts with a young boy who is suddenly offered a posting as a midshipman in a naval vessel about to sail in a few days’ tim...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Congo; Rovers; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 641
[texts]Boycotted! and other short stories - Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
Here are fifteen of the most eccentric short stories you can imagine. To make the job more difficult the hard copy of the book from which I worked was in very poor condition, with the pages extensively browned. This collection of short stories was not published in book form till many years after Reed's death. They were most probably published individually in The Boy's Own Magazine. That said, in the way of my poor workmanship making me blame my tools, I do not think I have made too much of a mes...
Keywords: Athelstane; Talbot; Baines; Reed; Boycotted; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 754
[texts]Saved from the Sea - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
The books starts off with a young Grammar-School boy being introduced to the local tailor, who is also a bit of a linguist. Our hero, and his friend Halliday, learn Arabic with the tailor. This turns out later on to have been very fortunate. Our hero and his friend are taken on as midshipmen on a frigate, where they are well trained. They spend three years at sea, and have the chance of visiting various ports in the Eastern Mediterranean, and also of getting to Cairo...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Saved; Sea; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 696
[texts]Stories of Animal Sagacity - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
This is rather a charming book, with amusing illustrations. There are numerous tales of how clever various individual animals have been seen to be, and in most cases a little moral is drawn from the story. We have Cats, Dogs, Horses, Oxen, Donkeys, Elephants, Wild Animals and Birds. Any of us who have ever had pets can recall how clever they have been on occasion. I wish Kingston could see those shots on television of squirrels who have learnt to get a few free nuts if they perform some subtle s...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Animal; Sagacity; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 917
[texts]The Three Lieutenants - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
This is the second in Kingston's tetralogy that begins with The Three Midshipmen, and ends with The Three Admirals. These books were among the first written by Kingston, and were published serially in weekly magazines. Kingston's reputation was made by these books, that first appeared about 1860, and dealt with an officer's life in the Navy at about that time. By an extraordinary co-incidence, the three young men who had met as midshipmen, get postings that enable them to keep their friendships ...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Three; Lieutenants; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 555
[texts]The Missing Merchantman - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
Harry Collingwood is a superlatively good writer of books about the sea because he was himself a working designer of ships, and a shipwright. This makes his style extremely authoritative. In this book the crew of a vessel, meaning in this case the deckhands, got it into their heads that the captain and officers of merchant vessels were paid far too much, and that ordinary deckhands ought to be paid on the same scale...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Missing; Merchantman; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 591
[texts]Bob Strong's Holidays - John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
Bob Strong and his sister Nellie are the children of a busy barrister, too busy to take them on holiday, and they are sent by train down to Portsmouth to spend the summer holidays with their aunt. The dog Rover travels in the guard's van, and in the same compartment of the train there is an elderly gentleman who turns out to be a retired sea-captain. The train is moving out of Guildford when a grubby boy's face appears at the window...
Keywords: Athelstane; Hutcheson; Bob; Strong; Holiday; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 641
[texts]Principal books by John Conroy Hutcheson - John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Hutcheson; Principal Works; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 1,249
[texts]A College Girl - Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (1857-1917)
Here is a book about the young girl and her awakening to the world by this talented author. Darsie, the heroine, is selected by an old aunt to come and spend a year or so as her companion. The old woman tries to coach Darsie in matters of deportment and behaviour. This would be pretty odious if it were not for the presence locally of a young family of boys and girls of Darsie's age, whom, being rich and living rather grandly, the aunt allows Darsie to know...
Keywords: Athelstane; Horne; Vaizey; College; Girl; HTML; PDF
Downloads: 1,334
[texts]James Braithwaite, Supercargo - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
This is a typical Kingston book, very skilfully written, with lots of difficult situations very well described. But what is worth remembering is that it is probably the last book Kingston ever wrote, for he had already been diagnosed with a rapid and terminal illness, which I suppose to have been cancer. Yet, despite the position that redoubtable author found himself in, he still gave us one of his very best well-written adventure stories...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; James; Braithwaite; Supercargo; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 587
[texts]The Little Savage - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
This remarkable book is one of those on which Marryat was working during his last few months. It was finished by his son. A young boy and a rather nasty old man have been marooned on a remote tropical island. The man is very unkind to the boy, and treats him like a slave. But the man is struck blind by lightning, just at the very moment when it appeared likely that they were to be rescued. The boy is able to force the man to behave better, and learns to read, using the letters in the Prayer Book...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Little; Savege; PDF; TXT; ZIP
Downloads: 475
[texts]Under the Meteor Flag - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
This is well-written and full of action. The formula is very much the same as Kingston's--gales, shipwrecks, rafts, hand-to-hand battles, and above all, a super-smart midshipman who doesn’t even shave yet, but who has influence in the Navy. It is a good yarn, but there are a couple of things I do not like about it. One is the habit of giving people surnames that are also parts of the ship. I know that Marryat did it once or twice, and Kingston did it, but it jars each time...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Meteor; Flag; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 658
[texts]In the Eastern Seas - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
The book, quite a long one, is concerned with the adventures of a boy, Walter Heathfield, and of his sister Emily. They appear on the scene in chapter one, in rather a dramatic fashion, as they are rescued from a sinking ship, along with their dying father, moments before the ship finally vanishes. On reaching London their relations are traced, but none appear at all interested in them, except for Uncle Tom, who has but little money, and who unfortunately dies before the chapter is done, of a ho...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Eastern; Seas; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 806
[texts]The Trapper's Son - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
The first edition of this book is dated 1873. The edition used is dated 1873. The publisher was Gall & Inglis, London and Edinburgh. The number of pages is 123. General information A very short book, set in North America some time in the nineteenth century, at a time when Indian tribes were still hunting over the land--Crees, Dacotahs, Peigans. An old trapper and his son are preparing for the winter, when their horses are found dead, killed either by wolves or by Indians...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Trapper; Son; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 652
[texts]The Wreck of the Andromeda - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
I am very enthusiastic about this book. It is not too long, only a little more than eight hours as an audiobook. It has a good story, well told. It is full of suspense and excitement--and what more can you want. A passenger-carrying ship has just struck a submerged wreck. It is just after the start of the 14-18 war, but we are in the Pacific and far from the scene of the war. The ship, the Andromeda, sinks, and some of the survivors make their way to an island, where they get ashore and stay for...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Wreck; Andromeda; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 739
[texts]To the West - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
At fifteen hours this is a fairly long book for this author. It starts with two young men working as clerks in the offices of a tyrannical auctioneer. Fed up with his unpleasant behaviour they give up their jobs and determine to set out for British Columbia. To get there they must take passage in a ship going round the Horn, and up to San Francisco. Then they have to make their way further up the coast to their destination...
Keywords: Athelstane; George; Manville; Fenn; West; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 947
[texts]The Castaways - Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
This is certainly not a very long book, being about a half to a third of most books of this genre. It starts off with a group of people in a ship's boat, the ship itself having foundered in a typhoon in the Celebes sea. The ship's captain and his two children, the Irish ship's carpenter, and the Malay pilot, are all that finally come to shore, though when the book starts there are a body that has to be thrown overboard, and a seaman who has gone mad and who throws himself there...
Keywords: Athelstane; Captain; Mayne; Reed; Castaways; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 1,008
[texts]Will Weatherhelm - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
This is quite a long book, estimated to take sixteen hours forty minutes to read. It was also quite difficult to transcribe, since the type was probably a bit old. Certainly it was a rather small typeface, and was broken up in places. Nevertheless we think we have got the text to better than the prescribed 99.95% accurate, with an expected error rate of less than eighty words in the 164,896 of the text...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Will; Weatherhelm; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 395
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